Geriatric Social Workers of Southeast Michigan



Understanding Hoarding Behaviors in Utilizing Harm Reduction Strategies

  • 21 Jul 2016
  • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Rose Senior Living Community


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Macomb County

Understanding Hoarding Behaviors in Utilizing Harm Reduction Strategies

Presenter : Joanne Cruz, MSW, LMSW, ACT

After attending this complimentary education session you will be able to:

The course will highlight the clinical aspects of hoarding behaviors. It will make the distinction between chronic disorganization, clutter and hoarding. This course will also address what tools are currently used to assess individuals during an evaluation/interview. The course will also provide some strategies regarding harm reduction as a “good enough” approach to safety in the home. Finally, the course will address current treatment modalities that have been successful; the role of family and the community.

7 Myths of Hoarding; Learn empathy skills in working with this unique population; Utilize harm reduction skills in the home to increase safety in the home; Familiarize with Assessment tools in hoarded homes; Cognitive Aspects of Hoarding; Hoarding vs Chronic Disorganization

Rose Senior Living Community

44003 Partridge Creek Blvd
Charter Twp of Clinton, MI 48038
Phone: (586) 840-0840

The Geriatric Social Workers of Southeast Michigan is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative. 

Approved Provider Number: MICEC0071. Qualified attendees are eligible for 1.0 CEU.

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

8:30 – 8:45 am Registration

8:45 – 9:00 am Introductions

9:00 – 10:00 am Presentation

10:00-10:30 am Evaluations, Sign-outs & Networking

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Free to Paid GSWSM Members; Guest Fee $10.00

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